Mario Kart Arcade GP VR gets new gameplay teaser

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Gets New Trailer

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Gets New Trailer

Sony has PlayStation VR, Microsoft has HoloLens, Nintendo has. a virtual reality upgrade for Mario Kart Arcade GP. A report from The Japan Times explains and shows a bit more about how the game works, with users sitting in a small kart that bumps and shakes as they drive with an HTC Vive strapped to their heads.

How do they keep players from yakking whenever there's a banana-induced spin-out? A motion sensor attaches to your wrist while playing, thus allowing the game to track you using items. But since 2005 there has been another, albeit quite limited availability Mario Kart experience. So be prepared to take a few sharp turns with one hand if you want to consider yourself a true Mario Kart champion and, at the very least, come out victorious as you put your friendships to the test.

Yep, Mario Kart VR is a real thing, but unfortunately, you'll need to travel to Shinjuku in Japan to give it a go. It's called Mario Kart Arcade GP, and it was developed by Bandai Namco specifically for use in arcades.

Mario Kart is getting a first-person VR spin-off for Japanese arcades.

If Nintendo do plan a headset for the next console though you'd have to assume an experience like this will be top of their to do list.

Those who can't make the trip can always try an emulated version of Mario Kart Wii in their Oculus Rift, of course.

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